Vocal Compression Singing

Vocal Compression

Will vocal compression destroy your voice? Is all that heavy voice use in Rock and Metal, for example, going to tear your voice to threads, or is there a safe way to use vocal compression, get the sounds that you want, remain stylistically relevant and still have a healthy voice at the end of the gig?

Some genres require heavier vocals than others. Take Metal and all its sub-genres for example, like screamo and death. These styles employ distorted voice, and the vocal cost can be rather high, especially when compared to country or pop. And this leads many people to think that you can’t sing these genres without ripping your voice to shreds. Well, I’m happy to report that this is not true. You can learn to sing with high compression without destroying your voice. Allow me to explain…

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